Jhoulys Chacin shut out the Diamondbacks for eight innings to earn a victory Wednesday.
Chacin allowed just three hits in improving to 2-2. He's gone without allowing a run twice in four starts, yet he's given up 13 runs his other two times out. That's why he's only an option in NL-only leagues. He's set to face Arizona again next time out.
Brandon Maurer struck out two in a scoreless ninth for a save in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Maurer has been shaky so far, but he's converted both save opportunities the Padres have generated for him. He has a 4.76 ERA and a 7/1 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings.
Zack Greinke was a hard-luck loser after allowing one run in an eight-inning complete game Wednesday against the Padres.
It's just Greinke's fourth complete game since the beginning of 2011. Of course, he wasn't facing much of an offense tonight. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six in the 96-pitch gem. We're still not overly excited about his early season performance.
Erick Aybar homered off Arizona's Zack Greinke for the only run of the game in the Padres' win Wednesday.
Aybar is no longer a plus defender, so he has to hit to be of use. Right now, he's at .150/.292/.275 in 40 at-bats. Still, he came up big tonight.
A.J. Pollock was responsible for two of Arizona's four hits and its only walk in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.
Pollock also swiped his third base. The Diamondbacks have been aggressive on the basepaths thus far, which should help Pollock's value. He's already tried five steals, while both Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings have gone 4-for-4. Even David Peralta is 2-for-3
Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings of two-run ball and struck out 10 in beating the Rockies on Wednesday.
It was an off night for Kershaw; he walked a batter and his ERA jumped from 2.53 to 2.54. It's going to be a long six days waiting to see if he can rebound against the Giants.
Tyler Anderson surrendered four runs -- two earned -- in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Dodgers.
Anderson has taken half of the Rockies' six losses and has a 7.32 ERA in his four starts. He didn't pitch terribly tonight, but the unearned runs were his own fault, as it was his error that led to them. He figures to stay in the rotation for now, but it's imperative that he improves soon.
Enrique Hernandez doubled and tripled as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter Wednesday against the Rockies.
Hernandez has six hits this season, all of them going for extra bases (four doubles, a triple and a homer). The Dodgers will keep getting matched up against a bunch of lefties because of their struggles in that department, making Hernandez a pretty important player for them. He's just a platoon guy, but he has a .958 OPS at the moment.